An Accidental Retailer Flourishes In The Bay Area

Stevonne Ratliff never intended to become a retailer. Her store, Concept Forty-Seven, was the fortuitous, albeit initially unplanned, result of securing space to produce her Brazil-inspired skin, hair and body care brand Beija...

The Truth Beauty Company’s Jennifer Freitas Stays Ambitious Amid The Retail Apocalypse

Jennifer Freitas believed there was no reason the women in her hometown of Waterloo, Ontario shouldn’t be able to shop in a high-class beauty boutique. So, she gave it to them. In 2010, she opened an...

Brooklyn Groove Gets Its Natural Beauty Groove On In Greenpoint

A longtime Greenpoint resident, Olga Stefanska watched gentrification transform her Brooklyn neighborhood’s retail landscape. But she detected something lacking in the new stylish store mix: a modern apothecary. There was no place for locals to discover...

Rise Of The Anti-Amazons: Five E-tailers Shaking Up The Online Beauty Scene

A latecomer to the beauty segment, e-commerce is biting off a bigger piece of the global beauty sales pie than ever before. Online sales accounted for 6.9% of the global beauty market...

Lena Rose Leads The Clean Beauty Charge In Chicago (Nope, Credo Wasn’t First)

Jenny Duranski has sometimes felt like a preacher without much of a choir. A trailblazing convert to the green beauty movement, she’s been devoted to bringing reluctant Chicagoans onto the better-for-your bandwagon since opening nontoxic nail salon...